Issues: Education

Senator Carlucci Honors Winner of Second Annual Black History Month Essay Contest

Nanuet, NY (March 16, 2012) – In celebration and appreciation of Black History Month, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today awarded North Rockland High School student Brandon Shields, the winner of the Senator’s Second Annual Black History Month Essay Writing Contest, with a brand new Kindle and State Senate certificate. 

March 16, 2012
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Senator Maziarz meets District NYSSMA Students

Senator Maziarz met with two Lockport High School All-State Jazz Choir members during the Annual NYSSMA day in Albany on March 5, 2012

March 16, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Speaks Out Against Privatizing Public Education

During a budget debate on the Senate floor, Senator Montgomery protests the Senate Republican's one-house budget proposal that would allow for-profit businesses and corporations to establish charter schools. The Senator said that "New York's public education system is not for sale."

March 14, 2012
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Legislature Declares its Support for Increased State Aid to Education

Senate and Assembly Budget Proposals Would Reallocate Funds from Competitive Education Grants

The New York State Senate voted earlier this week to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget Resolution, which will form the basis for further negotiations with the Assembly and the Executive Branch on the final FY 2012-23 budget.

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), the Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee, fought for several changes in the proposed Education budget that were included in the Senate Resolution.  Chief among them was the proposal to reallocate $200 million from the Governor’s competitive performance grant program to increase State Aid to education.

March 14, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Fighting Alongside Young People for NY DREAM Act

Sen. Adrian Espaillat was joined by hundreds of students at a rally calling for the passage of the NY DREAM Act, which will help young people attain higher education.

March 14, 2012
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Watkins Glen High School students, teachers meet with Senator O'Mara in Albany

Albany, N.Y., March 14—A group of nearly 30 students and teachers representing the Watkins Glen High School “Save Our Schools” movement made the trek to Albany on Wednesday, March 14th as part of a statewide Education Lobby Day.

March 14, 2012
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Budget Conference Committees Convene

ALBANY, 03/14/12 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) has been named to two key joint budget conference committees which held their first meetings today in Albany.  Senator Seward will serve on the higher education subcommittee and the education subcommittee.

March 14, 2012
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Public Hearing: "Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Education"

Assembly
Senate

Catherine Nolan( Co-Chair)
John J. Flanagan (Co-Chair)

Vivian Cook
Andrew Lanza

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March 14, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
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State Senate Passes 2012-13 Budget Resolution

Griffo Says Senate Plan Emphasizes Job Creation & Fiscal Responsibility

(Albany)- Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said today that the State Senate passed its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution that aims to control state spending, avoid new taxes, fees and unfunded mandates and helps create new jobs.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends slightly less than the Executive Budget.  The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF 2012-13 SENATE BUDGET RESOLUTION

Senate Advances Plan that Focuses on Job Creation & Fiscal Responsibility

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C Poughkeepsie) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed its budget resolution – a fiscally sound plan that achieves the Senate Republicans’ goals to control state spending, avoid new taxes, fees and unfunded mandates, and helps create jobs and build a stronger economy.

March 12, 2012
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RITCHIE HIGHLIGHTS SENATE’S BUDGET GOALS

Jobs, Property Tax Relief, EPIC, Rural Schools, EEE Top List; Plan Includes Funds to Protect Fort Drum

March 12, 2012
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Newcomb Bell Choir Performs in Albany

The Newcomb Central School District’s bell choir is pictured with Senator Betty Little in Albany.  Led by Director Zhanna Pendell, the group performed a concert in the Concourse on Monday, March 12 as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration.

March 12, 2012
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Dear Governor Cuomo: We write today to ask you to include the New York State DREAM Act in your Executive Budget.

March 6, 2012 The Honorable Andrew M. CuomoGovernor of the State of New YorkExecutive ChamberNew York State Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY  12224            Re:       The New York State DREAM Act Dear Governor Cuomo:                      We write today to ask you to include the New York State DREAM Act in your Executive Budget.

File: 
Put NYS Dream Act in FY2012-13 Budget(FINAL)docx.pdf

March 12, 2012
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All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles Perform at the State Capitol.

Senator Owen H. Johnson welcomed talented musicians from several high schools across Suffolk County at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on March 6, 2012.   The students  performed with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s (SCMEA) All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles.  The two groups performed as part of “Music in Our Schools Month” sponsored by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). 

Directors of the Jazz Choir were Rich Harris, Jr. and Jeff Hoffman.  Directors of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble were Ron Fox and Frank Hansen.

March 9, 2012
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Suffolk County High School Students Performed With the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Suffolk County High School students who performed with the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany on March 5, 2012.  The talented musicians performed at a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) reception honoring the late Joseph R. Sugar, a tireless advocate for the advancement of music education in our schools. 

March 9, 2012
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Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Future Leaders In Fight Against Cancer

Senators John Flanagan and Jack Martins (New York State) welcome Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang to Albany to recognize their efforts in the fight against cancer -- March 5, 2012

March 9, 2012
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Gallivan Continues to Press For Funding For WNY’s Rural Schools

Competitive Grant Money Should Be Allocated to Rural Students Who Need It Most

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) continued his call today to utilize $250 million allocated in Governor Andrew M Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal to restore funding to students in rural, high-need schools, instead of a new “targeted grant” program.

March 9, 2012
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